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NEWS: RADIO

BBC Music Launches In US

BBC Music Launches In US

BBC Music has launched in the US, bringing its in-depth music journalism to a stateside audience. US produced content will be featured alongside the BBC's deep catalog and extensive coverage of global festivals, music news and more. It will also feature access to interviews and live performances, including BBC Radio 1's Live Lounge, never previously available through ...

NEWS: TECHNOLOGY

Why Music And Tech Can Never Be Separated

Why Music And Tech Can Never Be Separated

In 2019, music and technology have become more linked together than ever, with new tech advancement now part and parcel of every aspect of the music industry. In this piece, Patrick McGuire explores the historical context for this, and what happens technological change is put at odds with artists' values. Guest post by Patrick McGuire forTuneCore In 2019, ...

NEWS: MUSIC INDUSTRY

Convergence In Music Industry as Managers Become Labels, Distributors Become Marketers and More

Convergence In Music Industry as Managers Become Labels, Distributors Become Marketers and More

In this piece, Jake Udell reflects on the how music companies are increasingly converging to become the same thing as they try to wear a growing number of hats in an effort to remain relevant in a rapidly changing industry. Guest post by Jake Udell of Art of Manager Over the past few years, I’ve noticed a convergence ...

NEWS: RADIO

Amazon, YouTube Just Launched Free Music Services But Neither Is A 'Spotify Killer'

Amazon, YouTube Just Launched Free Music Services But Neither Is A 'Spotify Killer'

Amazon and YouTube each just launched free music streaming services. Like Spotify's free tier, both offer no-cost ad-supported access to music. But despite the media hype, their ability and even desire to compete with Spotify is limited. Spotify's free tier offers on demand access to 40 million tracks across almost every platform imaginable.  Whereas YouTube and Amazon ...

NEWS: MUSIC INDUSTRY

EU Bans All Ticket Buying Bots

EU Bans All Ticket Buying Bots

The EU Parliament has voted to ban the use of automated ticket buying software (aka bots) to circumvent ticket purchasing rules, including maximum purchase limits per person. The measure came as part of a package of consumer protections aimed at reducing misleading and unfair practices in online marketplaces and sets a minimum standard for EU member nations ...

NEWS: MUSIC INDUSTRY

Bandcamp Adds No-Risk Vinyl Pressing via Pirate Press

Bandcamp Adds No-Risk Vinyl Pressing via Pirate Press

Bandcamp is expanding its commitment to vinyl with a new offering that eliminates upfront costs for artists and labels. Vinyl on the popular independent music destination has grown 600% in the last 5 years, with 3,500 unique vinyl albums added to the site each month. The new service eliminates all risk, with fan orders financing the pressing, ...

NEWS: CAREER

Your Event’s Comprehensive Social Media Advertising Calendar

Your Event’s Comprehensive Social Media Advertising Calendar

Advertising on social media is important to making your next show or event a success, but unstructured bombardment of all social channels will do you little good and, like in so many aspects of the music industry, it's important to have a plan. Here we break down what a complete social media advertising calendar should look ...

NEWS: MUSIC INDUSTRY

YouTube Music Launches Free Ad-Supported Streaming On All Google Home Speakers

YouTube Music Launches Free Ad-Supported Streaming On All Google Home Speakers

YouTube Music has launched a free ad-supported streaming service, just days after rumors surfaced that Amazon is about to launch similar free music service. YouTube's free tier is currently available on Google Home speakers and other Google Assistant-powered speakers. YouTube Music's free service and Amazon's pending launch mark the first real competition to Spotify's still more robust ...

NEWS: MUSIC INDUSTRY

Amazon Launches Free Ad Supported Music Service

Amazon Launches Free Ad Supported Music Service

Amazon Music customers in the U.S. who do not have a Prime membership or subscription to Amazon Music Unlimited can now listen to a free ad-supported selection of top playlists and stations for free with Amazon Music on compatible Alexa-enabled devices. It is expected that Amazon's free music service will launch more broadly in the coming weeks. While ...

NEWS: MUSIC INDUSTRY